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Fri, Jul 19


Berger Counseling Services

Play It Out: Identifying Themes In Play Therapy

Great, your client is playing....but what does it mean?? Come and learn how to process, build and expand on your clients' metaphors and themes in this hands-on, experiential workshop!

Play It Out: Identifying Themes In Play Therapy
Play It Out: Identifying Themes In Play Therapy

Time & Location

Jul 19, 2024, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM EDT

Berger Counseling Services, 7522 Wiles Rd Suite B213, Coral Springs, FL 33067, USA

About The Event

In a 50 minute session SO MUCH can happen!  How in the world do we know what is significiant and what isn't? How do we write this up to justify that we DID something?  It can be confusing! Join us on July 19th to learn how to see the patterns in play, identify themes and expand on them.  This workshop will be a hands-on, experiential time to practice, role-play and build your clinicial skills in a fun, play therapy office.  This workshop will build on the foundations of CCPT and directive approaches.  This workshop will provide 6 CONTACT APT CE's (2 CE's Seminal or Historically Significant Theories & 4 CE's Skills & Methods).

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to: 

  • Identify the core themes in play
  • Define how CCPT and directive play differ in approach
  • Understand the theoretical basis for CCPT and directive play 
  • Engage in role-play and practicing of skills to build competence
  • Learn how to translate what occurs in the playroom into a quality note
  • Incorporate learned skills into therapy services

Location: This workshop will be located at Berger Counseling Services' office in Coral Springs and limited to 15 participants. Your spot will not be guaranteed without completion of registration with payment. This  will be a  LIVE, in-person workshop. Participants must attend the entire presentation and will be awarded CONTACT CE's upon successful completion of the workshop. Approved by APT for 6 CONTACT CE Hours & Florida  LMHC, LMFT & LCSW CEU's.

CE/CEU's: APT Approved Provider #20-618  & Florida Board of Clinical Social  Work, Marriage and Family Therapy  and Mental Health Counseling  BAP#50-20533

Play therapy credit may not be awarded to non-mental health professionals


9:00am-10:30am Introduction CCPT & directive approaches

10:30am-10:45am break

10:45am-12:00pm Themes in play

12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch

1:00pm-2:30pm How to expand metaphors, reflect and track to build on themes in play

2:30pm-2:45pm break

2:45pm-4:30pm Role-play & practice of expanding metaphors

4:30pm Goodbyes

Cancellation Policy: All  cancellations must be requested in writing and received no later than 30 days prior to the workshop to receive a 100% refund. Requests made after will receive 50% refund or transfer to a later workshop.  Substitutions (someone else attending) or transfer of registration to  another training date may be  requested.  All attendees who are not able to attend live will be provided credits for on-demand workshop for 6 NON-CONTACT CE's.

Materials: Handouts will be provided at the start of the workshop.  

Certificates: Registrants who have successfully attended all 6 hours of the workshop will be awarded a certificate within one week of the workshop.  For Florida licensed clinicians, CEU's will be uploaded to CEBroker within one week. 

Complaints: If a participant is dissastified with the quality this workshop, or has any other issue with the course or facilities, please contact us at  A response will be provided within 24 business hours. 

Accessibility: At Berger Counseling Services, we know that participants may require additional ways to access the information to ensure an equitable, ADA compliant program which is allows those with physical, visual or auditory diasabilties to attend without any loss of learning.  To request an accomodation, please contact us at the time of registration to ensure that the accomdations meet your needs.  

Non-discrimination: Berger Counseling Services does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, race, national origin, culture, sexual orientation, religion, age, organizational membership or other basis prohibited by law. 

About our presenter: Marla Berger, LMHC, ATR, RPT-S™, Eagala Advanced Certified

Marla is a Licensed Mental  Health Counselor, Registered Art  Therapist, Registered Play Therapist -  Supervisor™, EMDR Trained, PATH  Int'l Certified Therapeutic Riding  Instructor, Qualified Supervisor,  Natural Lifemanship Intesive Trained  and an Eagala Advanced  Certified Professional. In other words,  she loves experiential  therapies! Marla founded Berger Counseling  Services in 2009 and has  presented locally and nationally on experiential services, trauma and  bereavement.

Berger Counseling Services

Coral Springs, FL 33067



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